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Don't Be So Gullible McFly. . .

Posted 12/22/16 2:45 PM by Scott Robinson

So here we are 10+ years out from the initial 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that were enacted to address discovery around ESI. Those ten plus years have been a wild ride wrought with slow adoption, ill-preparedness, and missteps by many, with a select few making the case law headlines. As 2016 closes out, and with data piling up at mind-blowing rates, do I dare say going into 2017 that the litigation technology race has already been run?

We are there, the finish line in sight… Ok, not completely there. More like a “Back to the Future” prediction of the Cubs winning the World Series fruition. We’ve got access to indexed databases that search the data equivalent to a warehouse full of banker’s boxes in a single click. We have algorithm driven analytic tools that render themselves in warm and fuzzy widgets, and machine learning that is making the contract review companies nervous.

In so many ways, it feels like we are living in an 80’s style excess of discovery tools and technologies, yet, “I Want a New Drug.” Now, am I proposing eBrexit or a “Make eDiscovery Great Again” campaign? Not really, but yeah, really. Sing along… “One that won’t keep me up all night, One that won’t make me sleep all day, One that won’t make me nervous, Wonderin’ what to do…”.

Just because we don’t have hover boards, it doesn’t mean we can’t have review platforms and discovery tools that do the seemingly impossible with the ease and simplicity of a DeLorean time machine. You know the drill, just punch in the date and throttle that sucker up to 88 miles per hour!

Now, I’m not from the future, but I can tell you most certainly, we will see a significant change in the application of review technologies in the upcoming year. I’m not saying there will be a Mr. Fusion review platform release in 2017 but the Inventus vision of a more accessible, organized, and efficient world of document review continues to develop through customized Client driven solutions within our Luminosity ecosystem.

With the start of a new year, why not take a look at your current solution? Does that provider bring real differentiation to the challenges and frustrations of document review? Is your current provider’s support system focused on the Inventus Values of client service, knowledge, and efficiency? Does your provider give you access to tools, such as Spotlight, that enable you to benchmark efficiencies, analyze key metrics across multiple applications, and aggregate data from an entire litigation portfolio into customizable reports that can be exported to excel or pdf - all without a Relativity login?

“Hello!…Think McFly!”


Scott Robinson

About The Author

With over 15 years of litigation support expertise, Scott Robinson brings a cost saving, solution oriented process to the top AMLAW 100 firms and Fortune 500 companies. As a Senior Solutions Consultant with Inventus, a leading international eDiscovery provider, Scott brings a unique approach that has resulted in his clients often reducing over 50% of the total discovery spend. Some of Scott’s expertise includes: case management and consultation across the EDRM including legal hold implementation, data mapping, forensics, reporting, processing/indexing, culling/filtering, hosted review, native/tiff productions and high stakes patent trial support. Before Inventus, Scott was Senior Business Development representative at Teris, a premier West Coast ediscovery provider where he was recognized as multiyear Presidents Club winner and top sales performer. Prior to Teris, Scott was a Key Accounts representative for Esquire. Scott received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University and is a Relativity Certified Sales Professional. Scott enthusiastically supports his favorite charities Wheels4Life- and Adaptive Action Sports-


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